NEWS IN NUMBERS: September 2015

550,000 buys – Pay-per-view buys for Mayweather’s bout with Andre Berto. This is his lowest figure since his 2006 bout with Carlos Baldomir which sold 325,00 pay-per-view buys.

21 candidates – Candidates for the 2016 USA Presidential Elections as of September 11. The candidates include former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump.


12 megapixels – Megapixels of the camera of Apple’s new iPhone 6s.

8 tourists – Death toll of Mexican tourists killed in Egypt after being mistakenly identified as terrorists.

188 people – People killed after a crawler crane toppled over onto the Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia during the city’s preparation for the Hajj pilgrimage.


100 million – Estimated budget of Jerrold Tarrog’s latest biopic “Heneral Luna”. The film received highly positive reviews and is considered to be one of the biggest Filipino historical films to be released in history.

44 weeks – Weeks that Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s single “Uptown Funk” has been on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

150 officials – Local officials who jumped ship to the Nationalist People’s Coalition party, mostly from the Liberal Party.

15 passengers – Number of passengers injured due to a turbulence encountered mid-flight on a flight en route to Manila from Hawaii.

14 – Age of Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed who was arrested by authorities after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.


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